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Ontario Adds 18,900 Jobs in November
Employment in Ontario increased by 18,900 in November -- including gains in finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing and information, culture and recreation. Read more here.
The Second Edition of the Newsletter Talking Tourism is Now Available!
This newsletter has been developed by Statistics Canada’s Tourism Statistics Program to highlight travel and tourism data developments, share news of program enhancements in the works and stay connected with data users. The November edition is now available in the GTHA's Tourism Stats page.
Turning the Corner: Annual Report Targets Sustained Tourism Growth in Canada

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and HLT Advisory (HLT) released the 2016 Annual Report on Canadian Tourism.

Focusing on the potential opportunity to target American travellers, this fifth annual collaboration reviews the parameters powering global industry growth in contrast to the perennial factors constraining Canadian performance. Read more here.


Marriott and Starwood Reveal the Future of Their Luxury Brands
Now that the merger has gone through, Tina Edmundson, Marriott’s global brand officer, gives Bloomberg a revealing first look at her vision. Read article here.
It's great news for Canadian tourism with double-digit growth in arrivals
Overnight arrivals to Canada expanded by 13% in September 2016 and by 11% over the first three quarters of 2016. For more statistics and details on Destination Canada’s key markets, check out the September Tourism Snapshot.
Chelsea Received the 2016 Accessible Tourism Award
The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario’s ‘Accessible Tourism Award’ at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at The Westin Ottawa. The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of outstanding offerings that make Ontario a world-class destination. Read press release here.
Ontario Tourism Current Performance Indicators September 2016
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with September 2016 data, click here.
2014 Ontario Tourism Statistics now available
The Ministry’s website has been updated with 2014 tourism data:
 
Regional Tourism Profiles 2014 are available for Ontario and its’ 13 Travel Regions and each profile includes:
•    Visitor Statistics
•    Visitor Spending Statistics
•    Hotel Statistics
•    Tourism Related Establishments

The Regional Tourism Profiles are available here.
Green Key Global Fall Promotion
Offering an exclusive fall promotion for new program registrants!

Certification through Green Key Global's suite of programs will help you leverage your CSR activities to support your property's sustainable initiatives, improve your overall fiscal performance and community relations.  

Green Key Global is offering a discount for new Green Key members. See details here.
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Unveils Redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar
The recently redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar has been unveiled at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, featuring globally inspired cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. Read more here.
Hilton Named One of the World’s 25 Best Places to Work
Hilton announced it has been named one of the World’s 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in 2016, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. Hilton was selected based on Team Members’ assessments of the company’s jobs, opportunities for training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. Read more here.
Ontario Adds 25,400 Jobs in October
Employment in Ontario increased by 25,400 in October -- including gains in construction and wholesale and retail trade.

Ontario's unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 per cent in October, and has been lower than the national average for 18 months in a row. Read more here.
The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto makes list of top spas in Canada
These are the Most Luxe Spa Treatments in Canada

From skin-smoothing body wraps to customized facials, revel in this country’s finest spa treatments. Toronto's Hazelton Hotel makes the list, read here.
Current Performance Indicators for August 2016
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with August 2016 data, view it here.
Anthony Pollard Inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame
Anthony Pollard to be recognizing for outstanding contribution to the tourism industry at the Air Canada Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Luncheon on Tuesday, November 29, as part of the Tourism Congress. Read more here.
Lonely Planet names Canada #1
If you're looking for somewhere exciting to travel next year, look to Canada, Lonely Planet's number one destination for 2017. Each year, the leading travel media company ranks destinations based on the diversity and quality of travel experiences offered. Results are published in the annual Best in Travel series. The 2017 edition, featuring Canada, hits the shelves today. Read more here.
The Greater Toronto Hotel Association/ Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program
The Greater Toronto Hotel Association in partnership with Humber College is pleased to announce the completion of the inaugural Greater Toronto Hotel Association/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program.

The purpose of this program is to prepare exceptional middle management employees to become career-ready candidates for senior leadership positions in the hotel industry.   

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2016 program. For the press release and a list of the graduating class, please click here.